FAQ

Photography

How does your booking process work?


Please email me to book a session date. I require a non-refundable half deposit at the time of booking. Payments can be made through PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, or card. I can also take cash or check, but please keep in mind that your date is not covered until I receive your initial deposit. Deposits are used toward the cost of your session. The remaining session dues are required at the time of the photoshoot, or for weddings, at least a week before the wedding date.




What's it like to have a photoshoot with you?


I'm mostly laid back and very accepting when it comes to my personality. I've been told many times that I am very patient. I'll have a plan in mind of what poses to give you. Don't worry—I won't make you do anything stale or stiff. I know sometimes it can be hard to be in front of a camera, so I'll give you lots of encouragment along the way! During weddings, I'll direct you and give you some fun prompts to supplement your lovely day. I'll only ask for your time during your bridal party photos, bride and groom photos, and possibly one other time during the day (if I see something that inspires me). But mostly, I want you to enjoy your wedding, and to capture you when you're fully in the moment!




How can I prepare for our photoshoot?


To get the most out of your photoshoot, I strongly recommend getting professional hair and makeup. But, if you don't usually wear makeup or do your hair, it's also not a problem—no pressure. Just come how you'd like to best represent yourself :) Feel free to bring a few different outfits. Maybe clothes to layer or accessorize with. I always welcome collaboration! It's always fun when my clients bring ideas or inspiration to their photoshoots as well. But don't worry if you don't have any, I'll work with you to get that shot! Lastly, definitely show up with a positive attitude and get ready to have fun! And know that you're going to look great no matter what.




How long is your turnaround?


That depends. If it's a wedding, it will usually take me around one to two months to curate and edit your photos. Senior portraits typically take one or two weeks. Business portraits take around a week.




Do you edit all your photos?


Yup! All photos are edited by yours truly. They are also color corrected and retouched so that you don't have any blemishes. I'll also reduce any wrinkles and fine lines.




How far can you travel?


I have no limits! I would be honored to travel to photograph you or your special day. By car, if the event or location is over 50 miles away from Hazel Park, I do charge a $0.50/mile fee, there and back. If you have a project or event that requires plane travel (if it's over 5 hours of driving), please let me know and I can put a special quote together for you.




What about for weddings?


It's usually the same as above, but I prefer to meet with every couple at least a month prior to their big day to get a feel for who they are and if there are any special requests. We will also go over your timeline so that we're on the same page about photography. Can't meet in person? No problem, a quick phone call will be fine.




Can I see all the photos from my session?


Yes, all the proofs will be sent to you in a link. From there, you can choose your package photos. I use the website Pixie Set for you to choose your photos.




Can I have more photos?


Absolutely! I'd love for you to have more photos. Please contact me if you'd like more. I can initally make you your own package, or you always have the option to purchase photos a la carte after the photoshoot. Usually they are $20 per additional photo.




We're having a small wedding, and I don't think we need two photographers. Can we just book you?


For sure! My suggested package includes two, but I work with each couple individually to come up with a package that best suits their wedding. I recommend two photographers because it's great to have two different angles, and it's useful when the bride and groom and getting ready at the same time.




Can I print my photos?


Unfortunately, I do not allow clients to print photos. Photos are delivered at web quality. As a professional in the photography field, I would like to use my knowledge of the printing world to help you purchase a product that would work best for your home! Usually, after a shoot I setup a print session with you where you come over to my home to check out samples of prints and purchase them from me. Feel free to contact me and I can send you a pricelist for prints and albums.




Do you take special edit requests?


If you have any specific edit or retouching requests, I'll definitely take them into consideration!





Videography

We want to highlight our small businesses in our town for our social media. Where do I start?


That's great to hear that you'd like to spotlight more of your local businesses! Please reach out to me via email or phone to let me know what exactly you'd like to be videographed. I am a full production videographer, so I can also help with organizing interviews. I am very flexible and can help as much and as little as you'd like.




How much do your videos cost?


I price my videography services on a case by case basis. Each project is different. I've done multi-day projects where I have to travel to city offices to conduct interviews, and I've also done projects where everything is shot in one day. An estimate depends on your project and what goes into it. Please email or call me so I can discuss more with you your project and expectations.